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Mainstream Living Newsletter: Mainstream Living Employee Newsletter August 2019

Each month, Mainstream Living recognizes employees who have gone above and beyond their typical responsibilities in service to the organization and/or our members. Congratulations to this month's winners. If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their dedication, please submit a nomination at: https://www.mainstreamliving.org/about-us/employee-recognition/. Owen Bell, nominated by...
Congratulations to our quarterly Mission Makers! Nermina Ramic, nominated by Michelle Strutzenberg and Ben Weiss Nermina works at two houses in Ankeny that are often short staffed. She has gone out of her way to come in early, stay late, and pick up shifts in order to ensure the shifts...
Happy ADA Anniversary Week by Esme Grant Grewal, ANCOR Vice President of Government Relations Friday, July 26, we celebrate the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It seems like just yesterday we were preparing for the big festivities of the 25th anniversary in 2015. And it's amazing... Read More on 29th Anniversary
The first Iowa State Fair was held in October of 1854 but did not take place in Des Moines until 1879. The first Fair held in Des Moines was on “the west side” between 38th and 42nd streets east to west, and between Center St and Grand Ave north to... Read More on Tip of the Month - Head to the Fair
Public Service Loan Forgiveness is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education meant to support post-secondary graduates who choose to work in certain types of organizations (including nonprofits like Mainstream Living). The general guidelines are that you must: - Work full-time at a qualifying organization - Make 120 payments... Read More on Public Service Loan Forgiveness
In the last two years, Mainstream has received $29,378.30 in Work Study funds for eligible Iowa State students who worked at Mainstream Living. If you are currently a student at Iowa State University and are receiving financial aid, the Federal Work-Study program allows students to hold part-time jobs while in... Read More on Workstudy Programs
Mainstream Living is a member of the Polk County Positive Behavior Support Network. Each month, information is provided to staff in an effort to continually improve our programs and services.
What brought you to Mainstream? A 2009 Honda CRV! But seriously, I've always enjoyed maintenance and working with individuals to fix up houses, repair items, and work with others. I also enjoy people. What is your favorite thing about work? Working with the people and making a difference in the...
What is your favorite thing about work? My favorite thing about work is getting to see all the staff and members everyday and helping them with stuff around the houses. How do you spend your time outside of work? Outside of work I have an almost two-year-old daughter so that's...
What brought you to Mainstream? Great question. I drove a van. What is your favorite thing about work? I would like to tell you a story about the ancient Persian fable, The Scorpion and the Tortoise. It goes something like this: scorpion asked the tortoise for a ride across the...

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